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  1. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    I seem to have gotten distracted by Captain Chorizo's highlighting of the death of some old French woman. Where was I? Ah yes- the updated scoreboard. Gcreptile and The Quim Reaper continue to rack up the (?unwanted) hits and continue to lead the scoreboard in the first half of this contest. Death Impends and GUN also continue to add hits for bugger all points. The big winner this time round though is ZZZ, the boring predicable team made up of the most popular picks from all the players. 7 of the top 25 picks have gone early, leaping ZZZ up into 3rd place. Down at the bottom, Predictor has finally decided to get up of his/her arse and join the race, leaving only Ebless and Yorkshire Banker still tying their laces in the changing rooms. As always, if I have missed anyone, let me know. GcReptile (666 points) 9 hits [Alcee Hastings, Anne Buydens, Donna Britt, Jory Post, Josh Evans, Mike Miller, Rodion Rosca, Sarena Li, Yoo Sang-Chul] The Quim Reaper (596 points) 9 hits [Anne Buydens, Carlos Menem, Dai Davies, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Moore] ZZZ (572 points) 7 hits [Beverly Cleary, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Yoo Sang-Chul] Death Impends (549 points) 8 hits [Beverly Cleary, Carl J. Shapiro, Ian St. John, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Norman Lloyd, Raymond Cauchetier, S.Prestley Blake, Tom Moore*] Captain Chorizo (528 points) 5 hits [Anne Buydens*, Jeanne Bot, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Vassos Lyssarides] Drol (495 points) 7 hits [Dovid Soloveitchic, Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, Frank Worthington, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Norman Lloyd, Toko Shinodam, Vittore Bochetta ] Markb4 (476 points) 5 hits [Anne Buydens, Beverly Cleary, Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] Chilean Way (474 points) 6 hits [Carlos Menem, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip*, Rush Limbaugh] Grim Up North (462 points) 8 hits [Dai Davies, Lee Noble, Leon Spinks , Paul Westphal, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Susan Bayh, Yoo Sang-Chul] Joey Russ (446 points) 6 hits [Bob Fass, Larry King, Leon Spinks*, Norman Lloyd, Paul Westphal, Prince Philip, Sylvain Sylvain] Eesti (441 points) 7 hits [Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Leon Spinks, Noel Conway, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh, Yoo Sang Chul] The Unknown Man (422 points) 6 hits [Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Norman Lloyd, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh, Yoo Sang-Chul] En Passant (409 points) 7 hits [Beverly Cleary, Carlos Menem, Dai Davies*, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] The Old Lady (392 points) 6 hits [Beverly Cleary, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Michael McKevitt, Rush Limbaugh*, Yoo Sang-Chul] Wormfarmer (388 points) 4 hits [Alcee Hastings, Norman Lloyd, Tommy Lasorda, Yoo Sang Chul] Buffalo Phil (386 points) 6 hits [Beverly Cleary, Carlos Menem, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh*, Tom Moore] Msc (357 points) 4 hits [Beverly Cleary*, Hal Holbrook, Murray Walker, Prince Philip] Whoaml (321 points) 4 hits [Larry King, Murray Walker, Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip] Torva Messor (309 points) 6 hits [Andre Maranne, Brian Urquart, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Walter Bernstein] Etushispushingupdaisies (309 points) 4 hit [Dai Davies, Lars Goran Petrov, Rush Limbaugh, Yoo Sang Chul] Liz (290 points) 5 hits [Beverly Cleary, Cloris Leachman, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Susan Bayh] Kenny (288 points) 6 hits [Dai Davies, Kathy Shaidle, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh, Yoo Sang-Chul] The Old Crem (286 points) 7 hits [Carlos Menem, Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh ] Deathray (286 points) 3 hits [Johnny Briggs, Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip] CalebH (278 points) 3 hits [Andre Maranne, Gloria Henry, Rodion Rosca] Great Uncle Bulgaria (265 points) 3 hits [Anne Buydens, Beverly Cleary, Tom Moore*] An Fear Beag (261points) 4 hits [Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh, Yoo Sang Chul] Death by Arsenic (251 points) 3 hits [Andre Maranne, Leon Spinks, Vassos Lyssarides] Etib8 (228 points) 2 hits [Norman Lloyd, Prince Philip] Charles De Gaulle (221 points) 5 hits [Carlos Menem, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Walter Bernstein] Toast (199 point) 3 hits [Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Trevor Peacock] Deadsox (186 points) 5 hits [Dai Davies, Floyd Little*, Paul Westphal, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] Exu (169 points) 4 hits [Alan Burgess, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Tom Moore] Pedro (148 points) 3 hits [Christopher Plummer, Phil Spector, Prince Philip] Nantonian (136 points) 4 hits [Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh. Tom Moore] Lynchian (134 points) 3 hits [Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Prince Philip] Predictor(134 points) 1 hit [Mike Carter] ImNotHades (117 points) 1 hit [Michael Collins] Guyfromfuture (105 points) 1 hit [Johnny Pierson] Bibliogryphon (71 points) 2 hits [Mark Eden, Murray Walker] Book (40 points) 2 hits [Cicely Tyson, Peter Mark Richman] Ebless(0 points) 0 hit Yorkshire Banker (0 points) 0 hit
  2. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    I think its about time for an update, before Deathers creates yet another alter-ego with which to berate me. A quiet month by my reckoning, with only 4 hits, although 2 of them were amongst the most popular.. Norman Lloyd 11th May Mike Carter 15th May Yoo Sang-Chul 7th June Noel Conway 11th June. If I have missed anyone, please let me know, before I go to the trouble of posting up a scoreboard.
  3. An Fear Beag

    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    I must admit that on seeing the Star Trek category, my first thought was "Well Carrie Fisher is dead for a start" 4 uniques in total - happy with that considering the lack of time that went into it. I'm a little surprised that Eric Lamaze was unique. He seems in decent condition at present, but with a history of a brain tumour and kidney issues, I felt he was worth a punt. A lot can happen in 2-3 years, assuming the pool goes on for 2-3 years. It bloody better go on that long this time. I'm fucked if I'm doing this again in 6 months time!
  4. An Fear Beag

    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    OK - I'm in with a whole hour to spare! Best of luck everyone. I can be fairly sure that I won't be winning this one with unique picks as I have more or less just picked the oldest people in each category. Hopefully one in each category might do the trick again this time round. Out of curiosity, has anyone actually calculated how many actors have appeared in a Star Trek episode? It must run into thousands! I just confined my self to whichever one Patrick Stewart is in (?Next Generation) because that alone had hundreds of names. Did anyone go through all of the series? Thanks Biblio for hosting the game, and apologies again for the late entry.
  5. An Fear Beag

    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool IV

    I will definitely be submitting a team, but I'm afraid it will be a last minute job. Apologies Biblio.
  6. An Fear Beag

    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool III

    My Eurovision unique Franco Battiato will sing no more Italian music legend Franco Battiato dies aged 76 (timesofmalta.com) So, in a pool that should last about 2-3 years, I managed to tick all the boxes in 8 1/2 months, and still only managed to finish second, by about 5 weeks.
  7. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    I've slept on it, and am ready to pass my judgement. The first obvious answer to "what would deathers do?" is that he would hurl a torrent of abuse at you for not clarifying at the start who you meant. I'm not going to do that, but will take a more measured approach. In previous years, this would not have been an issue, as usually Deathray was very meticulous about checking with players who exactly they intended with their picks. However, certain (ahem) circumstances last year meant that he was not able to dedicate as much time as he usually does to sorting out the masterlist, and therefore inaccuracies have arisen. A touch ironically, had he not returned briefly last December to organise this pool again, I was going to tweak the rules a little. On of my proposed tweaks was that if I did not immediately recognise the name of a pick, I was not going to make any effort to contact the player for clarification, but was just going to google the name and assign the first person whose wikipedia page appeared. And the masterlist would be final. In this case, you would have been given Lee Noble the car designer! However, as I said earlier, I think it is fairly obvious that you intended Lee Noble the cancer-stricken boxer, rather than the apparently healthy designer. Therefore I have added him to your list of hits. Have another 79 points and climb a few places on the leaderboard. You will look a right mug though when the car designer drops dead of a heart attack at a New Years Eve party!
  8. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    Now this is an interesting one. I did see Lee Noble on the masterlist, and am aware of the death of boxer Lee Noble (the fucker knocked me out of the cup ) But here's the thing. The masterlist that Deathray posted on page 3 of this thread lists Lee Noble (designer). And indeed there is a Lee Noble who is a car designer, as the petrol-heads among you will know. I accept that it is far more likely that you meant a cancer suffering boxer rather than an apparently perfectly healthy car designer. But do I go with the Deathrays masterlist, or take your word on who you meant? Hmmm - what would Deathers do?
  9. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    So here is the update that everyone has seemingly been waiting for. The dubious honour of leading the pack, a mere 4 months into the contest goes to Gcreptile who has used up 8 picks to top the pile. Following closely behind is Quim Reaper, who is still racking up the hits at an impressive(?) rate and has 8 hits for a paltry 466 points. In the minor places are Death Impends and En Passant with 7 hits each. But as I've tried to tell you, it all shadow boxing in these still early days. At the bottom end of the table ImNotHades, Etib8 and Guyfromfuture have all decided to enter the race proper, securing their first hits, while Bibliogryphon gets a first scoring hit. That leaves just three players Ebless, Predictor and Yorkshire Banker still warming up at the starting line. However there is only 1 really big story of this update, and that is that after scoring a complete duck-egg in 2020, Deathray finally got a hit. A real actual hit!! Johnny Briggs went to the big soap in the sky on 28th February, to give Deathers his first hit since Herman Wouk on May 17th 2019. That is a total of 652 days without a hit - a record which will take some beating A Prince Philip hit was the icing on the cake for our former host. So enjoy the scoreboard- who knows when the next one will appear GcReptile (509 points) 8 hits [Alcee Hastings, Anne Buydens, Donna Britt, Jory Post, Josh Evans, Mike Miller, Rodion Rosca, Sarena Li] The Quim Reaper (466 points) 8 hits [Anne Buydens, Carlos Menem, Dai Davies, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Moore] Death Impends (419 points) 7 hits [Beverly Cleary, Carl J. Shapiro, Ian St. John, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Raymond Cauchetier, S.Prestley Blake, Tom Moore*] En Passant (409 points) 7 hits [Beverly Cleary, Carlos Menem, Dai Davies*, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] Captain Chorizo (387 point) 4 hits [Anne Buydens*, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Vassos Lyssarides] Buffalo Phil (386 points) 6 hits [Beverly Cleary, Carlos Menem, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh*, Tom Moore] Drol (365 points) 6 hits [Dovid Soloveitchic, Emmanuel Evans-Anfom, Frank Worthington, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Toko Shinodam, Vittore Bochetta ] Msc (357 points) 4 hits [Beverly Cleary*, Hal Holbrook, Murray Walker, Prince Philip] Markb4 (346 points) 4 hits [Anne Buydens, Beverly Cleary, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] Chilean Way (344 points) 5 hits [Carlos Menem, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip*, Rush Limbaugh] Grim Up North (336 points) 7 hits [Dai Davies, Lee Noble, Leon Spinks , Paul Westphal, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Susan Bayh] Joey Russ (316 points) 6 hits [Bob Fass, Larry King, Leon Spinks*, Paul Westphal, Prince Philip, Sylvain Sylvain] Torva Messor (309 points) 6 hits [Andre Maranne, Brian Urquart, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Walter Bernstein] Liz (290 points) 5 hits [Beverly Cleary, Cloris Leachman, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh, Susan Bayh] The Old Crem (286 points) 7 hits [Carlos Menem, Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh ] ZZZ (285 points) 5 hits [Beverly Cleary, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] CalebH (278 points) 3 hits [Andre Maranne, Gloria Henry, Rodion Rosca] Great Uncle Bulgaria (265 points) 3 hits [Anne Buydens, Beverly Cleary, Tom Moore*] Death by Arsenic (251point) 3 hits [Andre Maranne, Leon Spinks, Vassos Lyssarides] The Old Lady (235 points) 5 hits [Beverly Cleary, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Michael McKevitt, Rush Limbaugh*] Charles De Gaulle (221 points) 5 hits [Carlos Menem, Larry King, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Walter Bernstein] Toast (199 point) 3 hits [Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Trevor Peacock] Whoaml (191 points) 3 hits [Larry King, Murray Walker, Prince Philip] Deadsox (186 points) 5 hits [Dai Davies, Floyd Little*, Paul Westphal, Prince Philip, Rush Limbaugh] Exu (169 points) 4 hits [Alan Burgess, Leon Spinks, Prince Philip, Tom Moore] Deathray (156 points) 2 hits [Johnny Briggs, Prince Philip] Etushispushingupdaisies (152 points) 3 hit [Dai Davies, Lars Goran Petrov, Rush Limbaugh ] Pedro (148 points) 3 hits [Christopher Plummer, Phil Spector, Prince Philip] Nantonian (136 points) 4 hits [Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh. Tom Moore] The Unknown Man (135 points) 4 hits [Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh] Lynchian (134 points) 3 hits [Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Prince Philip] Kenny (131 points) 5 hits [Dai Davies, Kathy Shaidle, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh] Eesti (123 points) 5 hits [Dai Davies, Floyd Little, Leon Spinks, Paul Westphal, Rush Limbaugh ] ImNotHades (117 points) 1 hit [Michael Collins] Guyfromfuture (105 points) 1 hit [Johnny Pierson] An Fear Beag (104 points) 3 hits [Larry King, Leon Spinks, Rush Limbaugh] Wormfarmer (101 points) 2 hits [Alcee Hastings, Tommy Lasorda] Etib8 (98 points) 1 hit [Prince Philip] Bibliogryphon (71 points) 2 hits [Mark Eden, Murray Walker] Book (40 points) 2 hits [Cicely Tyson, Peter Mark Richman] Ebless(0 points) 0 hit Predictor(0 points) 0 hit Yorkshire Banker (0 points) 0 hit
  10. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    OK - I'm good and ready These are all the hits since the last update, a few short weeks ago. Vittore Bochetta 18th February Johnny Briggs 28th February Ian St John 1st March Toko Shinoda 1st March Carl J. Shapiro 7th March Lars Goran Petrov 7th March Trevor Peacock 8th March Murray Walker 13th March Frank Worthington 22nd March Beverly Cleary 25th March Rodion Rosca 27th March Gloria Henry 3rd April Alcee Hastings 6th April Emmanuel Evans-Anfom 7th April Prince Philip 9th April Andre Maranne 12th April Johnny Pierson 16th April Bob Fass 24th April Vassos Lyssarides 26th April Michael Collins 28th April Anne Buydens 29th April Sarena Li 4th May For Andre Maranne, I've got the date of 12th April from Wikipedia, which refers to a Times article. If anyone has anything different. let me know and I will change the scores. I don't think I've missed anyone, but if I have, don't be shy at telling me! Scores to follow.
  11. An Fear Beag

    Scavenger Hunt Bingo Deadpool III

    Congratulations Banana on a great win. I can't believe that of the five categories, I fell short in the Eurovision one. I actually felt at the start that my best chance of winning was all 5 hits in that category! Mind you, I also felt that the game would go on for 2-3 years, but the James Bond curse seems to have caught us all by surprise.
  12. An Fear Beag

    Hares Death Pool 2021

    Welcome back Deathers, you grumpy cunt. What's the fucking problem with infrequent updates at this time of year? Once you get past the fun of people getting 5 hits in January, the game doesn't get interesting again until about September! If I was a petty cunt, I could look back at how often the pool used to be updated before I did it. As it happens, I am a petty cunt and a quick look back to 2019 shows an update in January, March, May, August, October, and December. So every 2 months - about the same time since I last did it. So you can take your "I entrusted this pool to AFB under the impression it was in good hands" and shove it up your fucking hole . I'll update it when I am good and ready. (Good to see you back though - you've been missed )
  13. An Fear Beag

    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    No need to be sorry at all - you won fair and square by the well-established rules of the game. No complaints here. A wise person (or maybe it was msc?) told me last year that you needed a bit of luck to win the cup and it is true. Last year I rode my luck to the final, avoiding the big-hitters along the way, before eventually catching Death Impends on a very rare off-day. This year my luck ran out - it was bound to happen eventually. 2 picks dying hours before the start line wasn't ideal. Peter Lorimer NOT dying before the start line also may have hurt me, as my back-up Joker would have scored. Joey's very harsh rejection of another pick (who died and got lots of coverage because she was so famous, Joey) also dented my chances. But to be honest, I compounded all of my bad luck with a suicidally cavalier attitude towards subs, so I've no-one to blame but myself. Against a lot of other opponents I would have got away with it, as 12 points will win a lot of matches in this game. But against a top player like yourself, I was always going to have to be on top of my game to get through, and unfortunately that wasn't the case.
  14. An Fear Beag

    The 2021 Deathlist Cup

    As it seems a little unlikely now that one of my picks will drop off in the next hour, may I offer Book my congratulations on a well deserved victory. I knew it wasn't going to be easy when I saw the draw, and so it proved. Best of luck for the rest of the Cup. Thanks again Joey for running such a great pool (even though your decision ultimately proved so costly- may the ghost of Anne Marie Panzarelli haunt you forever )
  15. An Fear Beag

    Alex Higgins (And Snooker)

    I am intrigued that the cover refers to "Doug Mountjoy's Nudest Daughter" Did he have a numbers of daughters who went around in varying degrees of undress?
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